Your vision for the Queenstown Lakes District

Creating the district we want...

In 2011 over 1000 people contributed through facilitated public meetings, online surveys, contributions from the U3A (University of the Third Age), Chambers of Commerce and school children we created a commonly held vision and goals for the district.

“Spectacular environments, enterprising people, exceptional solutions”

Individuals and groups committed to finding creative ways to build better lives, for now and for generations to come.  A district embracing the concepts of Kaitiakitanga* and Manaakitanga**.   Applying these values reflects our intention to move forward together, based on a shared approach.

*Kaitiakitanga means guardianship, care and protection.  It includes the management of natural, cultural and built environment resources for current and future generations.

**Manaakitanga implies a reciprocal responsibility upon a host, an invitation to a visitor to experience the best we have to offer.    

 

Your community priorities

Your Community Created Priorities

Community lead priorities

Your Community Created Priorities

We asked you to identify what you value most about our district, and what your ideal future would look like for the Queenstown Lakes District. You talked, we listened and created 11 key priorities for our district base on our visioning forum feedback.

Preserve and enhance the natural environment

The natural environment

Preserve and enhance the natural environment

The community and visitors value and respect the natural environment. The natural landscapes and waterways are actively managed and accessible with a focus on restoring/regenerating natural states.

Community Develoment

Community Development

Community Develoment

Create a strong sense of integrated community, residents are engaged and committed to helping others/creating opportunities for collaboration with their local community and working together to protect and enhance the local experience for residents.

Education

Education

Education

The district has opportunities for educational excellence from birth to tertiary and beyond. Development of niche educational opportunities e.g. business hubs, environmental, specialist technological areas.

Engagement in governance

Engagement in governance

Engagement in governance

Ensure powerful networks make local decisions, empowering people to participate and take an active role in ensuring the community is a force in decision making across the whole district.

Diverse Economy

Diverse Economy

Diverse Economy

‘Old world charm with new world services’. A strong local economy embracing local people, local skills and diversity in the workforce. An affordable place for people to live their entire lives.

Infrastructure and Facilities

Infrastructure

Infrastructure and Facilities

The district has leading sports, health, events, sewerage, water and roading networks designed to grow with the population.

Build Self Sufficiency

Build Self Sufficiency

Build Self Sufficiency

A showcase for sustainable practice. Practical and sustainable development, land use, building design, use of local energy and local food production. Using local produce, people and expertise where possible.

Connectivity

Connectivity

Connectivity

A network of trails around the entire district, practical and affordable public transport links, a district wide cohesive transport and recreational link. High level of technology employed or accessible across the entire district.

Tourism

Tourism

Tourism

A diverse range of tourists visit the district, stay longer, spend more and appreciate the natural environment.

History

History

History

History of the district is honoured, preserved and conserved.

Town Development

Town Development

Town Development

A focus on warm, environmentally healthy housing, with natural development boundaries. Businesses have a hub for creativity and resources and the community have a base for community activities.

Shaping Our Future

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The Queenstown Lakes District is a unique area facing unique challenges.  Many agencies and individuals are focused on the problems of today. Without knowing where we want to go, how can we move in the right direction? 

Shaping our Future was formed to put communities at the forefront of shaping tomorrows future today.  We invite you to support us in creating a better future for our children, grandchildren and beyond.  We look to the long term - where do we want to be in 30, 40, 50 years?  Our process is designed to put in place actions to achieving our vision.

If we don't, who will?

 

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